For all you chocolate-lovers who totally don't get the hype around the Unicorn Frappuccino, Starbucks has got you covered. As of today, the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino will officially be a part of the coffeehouse's Summer menu, and let me tell you, it is good.
The drink has extra-dark cocoa blended with coffee, milk, and ice and is infused with mint sugar crystals. Half of the chocolate mixture is poured into the cup, followed by a layer of whipped cream, and then more chocolate. The whole thing is topped with whipped cream and a dusting of dark cocoa. I obviously went to Starbucks first thing this morning to get one of these of my own, and I was not disappointed. The Frappuccino actually tastes like a mint chocolate milkshake, which I'm more than fine with. I reluctantly shared with a few people in the office, and the overall consensus was that this drink is fantastic, though maybe not for mornings. One taster said it was a chocolate overload, in a good way, and another wished there was just a tad more mint flavor.
We hope this new Frappuccino doesn't incite any rage among Starbucks baristas like the Unicorn Frappuccino did. This drink seems slightly less complicated and more in line with Starbucks's standard menu, so we have high hopes. I imagine I'll be ordering plenty of these this Summer, along with the S'Mores Frappuccino, which is making a triumphant return to the Summer menu. Also making a return is Frappuccino Happy Hour. From 3-6 p.m. on May 5 through May 14, customers can get any size or flavor Frappuccino for half off.